Happy friday...love lynx
Friday 30 July 2010
Happy friday...love lynx
Thursday 29 July 2010
You can see all the details in the original post further down the page.
Please click on the title and go and cast your vote. Yep i hope you vote for me, but there are 3 other brilliant pieces and you might want to vote for one of those INSTEAD
Thanks for stopping by.... and thanks for voting. love lynx
Wednesday 28 July 2010
If you havent looked at her store ..... go..... GO NOW! Her designs are fantastic.... both digi and rubber are awesome.
Its my turn on the smeared and smudged forum to do a 'perfect pin-up' what or who could be more perfect than Betty Boop?
I stamped her onto stampbord, coloured her with ink and the background, i scraped tiny bits away as highlights and coated it with vanish, whilst the vanish was still wet i placed 2 tiny clear ones on her earrings and a red one on her necklace.
I used my crop-o-dile to make a hole and used chunky chain to make Betty into a keyring.
Georgina made the card on the left, and Michaela made the one on the right.
Both my girls spent a lot of time doing these and really enjoyed themselves and i promised them i'd use them on my blog.... so here they are...promise kept!
http://stampinsanity.com/blog/ using papers from my crimbo stash.... i also used the fake snow on his hat but i didnt make near the mess my girls did...HONEST!
Tuesday 27 July 2010
I have used a fantastic stamp from Barb at STAMPITCRAZY http://stampitcrazy.blogspot.com/ , i stamped it out 3 times, heat embossed in gold and decoupaged it up on foam pads.
I attached it to a card blank ( i brought cards in the sales and hacked 'em about!) and thats job done!
Please come and play along this week with us at TAGGERS..... we have a great crimbo prize donated by the very generous JANET.... CLARKYJ...... and we're being sponsored by Art from the Heart!
I am also entering this into Barbs challenge at STAMPITCRAZY http://stampitcrazy.blogspot.com/ where she just wants you to use one of her images....... EASY PEASEY for me..... i have loads of them and love her stuff with a passion!!!
Thanks for visiting me today...... got another CHRISTMAS POST coming tomorrow!
I am in CHRISTMAS MELTDOWN! BAH HUMBUG!!!!! TO YOU ALL. love lynx
Monday 26 July 2010
So on to this weeks challenge which is APPALLING ARACHNIDS.
Personally i love spiders.... and wont let anyone squish 'em at my house.... and what could be more beautiful than a spiders web with dew on, in the 1st light of morning?
I have altered a tiny tin using alcohol inks and a wonderful spider stamp from SMEARED INK http://www.smearedink.com/ its from their 'Killer bo peep' set.
The tin was coloured, then i stamped and heat embossed the spider..............................
What could be better than spider earrings?
I shall also enter my tin for the SMEARED INK CHALLENGE this week.... which is to use any of their stamps to make anything you want....... the dead-line for submission is wednesday and voting is usually thursday and fridays..... please go over and vote..... i'd like your vote but there might be something much better than mine so vote for that...... we would all really apprieciate being voted for.
Sunday 25 July 2010
The challenge at BURTONESQUE DOLLS http://theburtonesquedolls.blogspot.com is NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS IN JULY..... they want to see you fuse halloween and christmas i think.... so thats what i've done.
I have used the nice neat and simple sketch from STAMPINSANITY http://stampinsanity.com/blog/ .... I have missed a few challenges there and i'm SORRY! I have used a STAMPOTIQUE stamp... love it!...coloured with water colours, the sentiment stamp is from Barb at STAMPITCRAZY (THE LINK IS IN MY SIDEBAR) and papers are....
WAIT FOR IT.....
(BLUSHING DEEPLY....) FOREVER FRIENDS!!!! How will i hold my head up in my darker haunts now? .....I know, i'll say i pinched them off the girls!
Thanks for coming to visit me..... more christmas cards to come soon me thinks!
can you guess by looking at my creation? .......................... ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL.... did ya get it right?
I used one of TELLENS PLACE's http://tellensplace.blogspot.com/ fantastic dark images for my 'great' creature and tiny stamps of little strange critters from DE-STEMPELWINKEL http://www.de-stempelwinkel.nl/ for my 'small' creatures.
I made a scenic backdrop using stamps from DESTEMPELWINKEL ..... everything is coloured with water colours and ink.
I tattered the edges of the scene and the card stock i mounted it on.
I made it into a sort of easel card type thing so that it stands.
This is a closer look at the 'great' creature.... i think he's so totally creepy...... a bit dragon, a bit minator..... but totally freaky.... LOVE HIM!
Please come and join us this week or next, as our challenges run for a fortnight you have plenty of time to play.... check out what the other DT members have done..... dont be put off by my creation.... everyone on the team has done something wonderful and nowhere near as strange as mine...... but hey!!!! STRANGE is my middle name.
DARKNESS INSPIRATION http://darknessinspiration.blogspot.com/ has the challenge of MONSTERS..... so i think i'll enter this there..... although i'm not sure that he's really a monster.... most dragony type things are usually pussy-cats on the inside.
Thanks for visiting me. love lynx
Thursday 22 July 2010
MACABRE MONDAYS http://haunteddesignhouse.blogspot.com/ WAYWARD WORDS.
TUESDAY TAGGERS http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/ HANG IT ALL...ITS A CANVAS.
and the one i'm in time for....
SMEARED INK http://www.smearedink.com/ WEEK 3....use THE ANGELS SET.
I have used a tiny canvas, 3x3 inchs, distress inks, water colours and stazon ink.
The image is from SMEARED INK.... i cut off his wings....he felt no pain, honest! all the tendrilly bits are from smeared ink also..... and the words are EDGAR ALLEN POE..... these words mean so much to me....... they sum up how i feel most of the time.
thanks for visiting me. love lynx
Sunday 18 July 2010
The Angel is a NON SEQUITER stamp and the bats are INKADINKADOO.
I have used black mat card and glitter strips to hide the edges where you could have seen the foam pads that hold the layers of acetate.
The photo's not great but its nearly impossible to photograph something like this with my limited skills.
I will be back blogging normally next week i hope..... i have taken this week to clear my head and to get my self back on track emotionally.... i hope!
Thanks for visiting. Love lynx
Sunday 11 July 2010
Not good considering Barb is now gonna have her very 1st DT and as asked me to be on it.... the the WONDERFUL OZ.... get better soon hun, i miss ya.... soooooooooooo much! and 3 other great guys, SUE, DONNA and CREEPY GLOWBUG.
I roughly followed the sketch from the card sketch challenge on the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM..... the link is on my side bar.... come and join in with us.... please?
Please go over and check out the work of the other DT girls..... they all do amazing work.
You have 2weeks to do this challenge, so come and play along..... there is a lovely prize for the randomly drawn winner too!
Friday 9 July 2010
The 1st challenge for july was to use the HOLY CITY set..... the set .... approxA4size sheet... of photo real stamps is totally Fantastic..... scenes from cemeteries...grave stones.... you know stuff i quite simply adore.
I decided to make a necklace and recycled some charity shop finds.... the heart was plain white, so i stamped on it with stazon. When dry i dabbed a tiny amout of purple alcohol ink around the edge of the front and tiny bits to add colour and depth to the image.
Tuesday 6 July 2010
Michelle has picked the challenge this week and its a favourite of mine.... MAKE A SCENE.
I love doing this onto an easel type base.... but this time i wanted to get a different 'feel' to it.... i have tried to make it seem as if my lady and her adoring friend are in a dark shaded glade looking out onto a sunlit lake.
I stamped a scene using stampscape stamps and coloured it with ink and watercolours.
I then stamped a tree branch, also from stampscape onto 2 pieces of acetate. I then layered these up ontothe background using foam pads.... so i ended up with 3 layers..... to cover the pads and edges i cut out an arch from black card.
I made an easel type base..... and scored some ridges.... i tore black card and added that to look like the ground.... stamped coloured and cut out lots of rocks and my main image which is from DE-STEMPELWINKEL.
I placed it altogether and made sure it will still fold flatish.... thats a very 'ish' with these scenes...... i am quite please with how the background turned out.... but its a nightmare to photograph..... sorry for the quality of the pics.
I shall also enter this at SIR STAMPALOT http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/2010/07/stampalot-july-challenge.html where the challenge is HAZY LAZY DAYS OF SUMMER.
Monday 5 July 2010
I have used RIO and really grunged her up.... she even has green tinted skin..... i've used a lot of black and grey, but with some orange, green and purple. ***If you like this little cutie, we have a surprise! This image and others from the set can be yours! Yes. You can win Simply Betty Stamps by participating in Smeared and Smudged's blog challenges. Simply Betty Stamps is generously offering 3 "My Kids Emo World" stamps to the winner of the "Oh, the Horror!" challenge and 3 "My Kids Emo World" stamps to the winner of the "Rock N Rolla" challenge. Be sure to enter one or both of these challenges for your chance to win these fabulous Simply Betty Stamps.***
I have altered this port-hole clock.... thought it went nicely with the 'hardware' bit of the challenge.
I have coloured the metal rim and inside of the case with alchol inks.... black, green and purple.
The clock face is basic grey paper.... but i have altered the colours on it with ink and stamped onto it as well.
Rio is coloured with water colours as is her wonderful pet bat.I used purple alcohol ink to colour some washers and stuck a few to the clock face, now you've seen what i made you need to go and check out the other hoppers.... these girls are an incredable bunch ....so much talent on this DT... amazing!NOW TO THE LIST OF HOPPERS...
Betty ........ sorry but Betty's card will be late going up, so please visit her later.
and SMEARED and SMUDGED guest designer for july
Sunday 4 July 2010
I love masking.... and Barb at MM has noticed! So this challenge had to be done even though i have done virtually nothing else this week... except family stuff.
I used a digi image from TELLENS PLACE..... and an ELLUSIVE IMAGE rubber stamp for the background..... simple to do...... print out digi image twice.... cut one out.... place it over the other.... making sure that they are perfectly in line... ink up the rubber stamp and stamp over the top... remove mask and hey presto you have an image with a background. I coloured my scene with watercolours and ink.... one day this topper might make it to a card base.... but not this week!
Thanks for dropping by..... love lynx
Our challenge runs until midnight monday so you do still have a day or so to enter.... and the theme is WEDDINGS.
I didn't want to do a normal type of wedding card .... while i was rummaging through my drawers i found an atc i had made and not swapped.... it was a light-bulb moment.... use it as a topper!!! I layered it up on to gold, black and purple card.... distressed them all and then onto a black card ..... the photo doesnt show how lovely that base card is but believe me its gorgous!
I tattered the vail on my dark bride and rubbed some gold gel stuff around the edges.... and added a love always sentiment. thank you for coming to look and please join us at TUESDAY TAGGERS.... the other DT guys have created the most marvalous selection of wedding projects.... inspiration by the bucket load.